Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina
City
Nickname(s): Port City
Location of Wilmington
Coordinates: 34°13′24″N 77°54′44″W / 34.22333°N 77.91222°W / 34.22333; -77.91222Coordinates: 34°13′24″N 77°54′44″W / 34.22333°N 77.91222°W / 34.22333; -77.91222
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover
Incorporated December 31, 1739
Government
 • Mayor Bill Saffo
Area
 • Total 41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Land 41.0 sq mi (106.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 95,944
 • Density 1,966/sq mi (714.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28401-28412
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-74440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023269[2]
Sister cities Dandong, China
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Bridgetown, Barbados

Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. The population was around at 96,000 during 2006;[3]. It is the county seat of New Hanover County.[4] It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington, who was Prime Minister at the same time as George II was King of England.

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